Finally, India has a clear guideline for Direct Selling / Network Marketing / Multi-level Marketing (MLM) industry! With the announcement of Direct Selling Guidelines 2016 on 12th September 2016; legitimate Direct Selling companies are rejoicing & scams are in trouble. A new chapter indeed!
It has been indeed a pleasure to work with one of India’s starting Network Marketing company and having joined it at an age as early as 17! It has been an incredible ride as I went on from a shy, introvert, novice to develop a network of tens of thousands of people across the country. And, today as I sit here to narrate this to you, I believe I have a RIGHT to share with you how to build a huge network out of my actions, mistakes & achievements!
Yesterday when I read that Amway India CEO was again arrested, I couldn’t postpone writing about it anymore. Until and unless Indian people become aware of the truths about this industry, even legitimate Direct Selling companies and their distributors will keep facing legal problems. And that’s bad news for common people. Oh! By the way I am not associated with Amway in any way, never has been. But I am with this industry for last 7+ years, as a distributor and also as an industry advocate and educator. And the way this industry has impacted my life, I feel it as my obligation to stand beside any legitimate company in this industry, in such troubling time.
If you are reading this post, 99.99% probability is either you don’t know about Network Marketing or you think you know about Network Marketing. No offense but I’ve met very few people who actually know what Network Marketing industry really is. If you know nothing and willing to learn, nice. But if you think you know everything, please think again. How did you come to know about it?
Come on! Tell me. When you hear the word “Network Marketing” / “MLM” / “Multi-Level Marketing” what comes to your mind? Don’t hesitate, just be honest. I am just trying to get an understanding of what people think about this industry. If you are associated with the industry, try asking people around you online and offline this question. See how they respond. Industry legend Richard Bliss Brooke actually asked this questions to random people on the street, see the video above. ( Don’t miss his MLM man costume).